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Edna M. Wolter

November 1, 2020


Edna M. Wolter, 89, of Dubuque, passed away on Sunday November 1, 2020 at Luther Manor of Covid-19.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, at Church of the Nativity, with Rev. Dustin Vu officiating. Burial to follow at Dubuque Memorial Gardens. No public visitation will be held. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family. A live stream of the funeral mass will be on the funeral home Facebook page.

Edna was born on June 21, 1931 in Hopkinton, IA the daughter of Carl and Salome (Jaeger) Gudenkauf.

She married Gerald Wolter on April 12, 1951 in Dyersville, IA. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Edna was employed at World of Fabrics as the store manager for many years. She later was a bookkeeper at Ardan’s and a tax assembler at Honkamp Krueger.

She was a member of the Church of the Nativity Altar and Rosary Society.

Edna enjoyed years of sewing and quilting, but her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her children; Diana (Dale) Wels, Debbie (Allan) Aasen, Susan (Ken) Wiezorek, David (Donna) Wolter, Joni (Herman) Meyer, her grandchildren; Kurt (Jody) Wels, Kim (Chad) Buske, Kelly (Mark) Cooper, Jeff (Camy) Aasen, Mike (Nicole) Aasen, Andrew (Chandra) Wiezorek, Mark (Petra) Wiezorek, Kevin (Taylor) Wolter, Kyle (Lacey) Wolter, Alexis (Jordon) Hansen, Natalie Meyer, Tim Meyer, 19 great grandchildren, her siblings; Donna (Paul) Hammerand, Lloyd (Lois) Gudenkauf, Joyce Petersen, Mae Venneman, Flora Ornelas, John (Barb) Gudenkauf.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter Patricia, a sister Lois (Edwin) Fangmann, brothers; Carl Jr. (Mary), Al (Bernice), Fay (Carol), In-laws; Richard (Ann) Wolter, Rita Jaeger Dolter, Louis Jaeger, Joe Dolter, Joe Ornelas, Jack Venneman, Keith Petersen.

Memorials in Edna’s name may be given to Church of the Nativity or Luther Manor.

Edna’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Luther Manor for their kind and attentive care of Edna.  

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Mass of Christian Burial
November 7, 2020

1:00 PM
Church of the Nativity
1224 Alta Vista
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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